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02-08-2008, 03:58 PM #1
We just lost one of us...
Last edited by nSmash; 02-08-2008 at 04:00 PM.
02-08-2008, 04:04 PM #2
Sad news.... Things like that are always happening in Japan. Last time I was in Japan, I had already heared about four crimes/suicides by high-school students. Very sad to hear, and that also encourages other people in depression to do the same.. nSmash, was he a member at your club or something?
02-08-2008, 04:07 PM #3
02-08-2008, 04:14 PM #4
Ah.. anyway he's a fellow badminton player.. We've lost a brother from another mother..
02-08-2008, 06:16 PM #5
This is so sad . Poor guy.
02-08-2008, 06:22 PM #6
Bullying is a real problem in Japan right now.. One of the reasons why I immigrated out of Japan was also because of the bullying problem.. I was bullied everyday by a Chinese boy when I was in primary school, but luckily, he forced me into playing badminton, which ended up to be a good thing.
02-08-2008, 06:34 PM #7
02-08-2008, 06:42 PM #8
This really sucks . I didn't know that Japan had such a huge bullying problem... it never really seemed like that type of society to me. But it makes sense though. Many Japanese are timid, and they tend to endure this type of behaviour. I hope it's not too bad all over the country though. I'm also going to be taking a foreign exchange to Japan some time in the future... I hope I return alive .
02-09-2008, 12:15 AM #9
Originally Posted by COOLEST
02-09-2008, 01:53 AM #10
02-09-2008, 02:21 AM #11
-An hour of practise/training sessions:
This practise sessions actually improved my games a whole lot.
-Three hours of play:
-With free tea and snack times
-With no negative criticism(s), but people give advices on how to improve ( Together with the practise sessions, it's just like being coached. )
-Everyone concentrates on the game, nothing else.
-Everyone greets eachother when they're resting, so they get to know eachother well.
All that, for ONLY 300YEN!!
-No practise sessions
-Registration fees, and session fees (Atleast 4$ each session).
-Some people dont concentrate on game
-Many arrogant people..
-Lower level of play
-Some unfriendly people
I can only say bad things about clubs in Nz..
02-09-2008, 02:24 AM #12
It is a sad day for Japanese students being bullied by seniors, not a sad day for badminton, although I read only the English version that the boy who was bullied requested not to attend badminton training.
"On Wednesday, the student had told the coach of the badminton club that he would skip practice that day because he was not feeling well."
I'm sure such bullying happens in many places, including Singapore. But unfortunately the victims chose not to report to the authorities for fear of further punishment from the bullies.
02-09-2008, 12:36 PM #13
02-09-2008, 12:59 PM #14
jhirata, yes I noticed how players in JP tend to take their badminton seriously. I find it a bit of a downer sometimes that over here it's kind of hard to find regular people taking badminton in the same serious way. They are often either heavily into the social or exercise aspect of it or just really competitive and keep to themselves. Some play it as a "winter sport" and leave their skills to rust in the summer months, believing that time is better spent being outdoors doing other activities (though the upside is that I get more court time. Haha). And I see several things in common with NZ clubs.
Anyway, one club that I visited in JP charged 500yen per session, for play only, no drills or snacks but Yonex feather shuttles provided!! I earned some valuable experience in JP. There are a lot of players who seem to have been taught the basics correctly since elementary or high school so they remain technically sound into their 40s and later. They have excellent control, solid defence and a wide repertoire of shots and can make the games more "colourful".
02-09-2008, 08:16 PM #15
Yes, we also used Yonex feather shuttles called 'CourtPlay' ( AS10? ) and Yonex 'Official' (AS40?). They even gave me a free tube of YY Courtplay shuttles on the last week..
They're really polite also.. they say 'sorry' in Japanese everytime they make a mistake.
02-10-2008, 01:57 PM #16
I've also been to a club where there is a culture of the younger team coming up to the older team to politely ask for tips for improvement after each game. After my friend and I finished a close doubles game with a highly skilled high school girls' doubles pair (among the best in Tokyo high schools, I heard), they came up to us with questioning eyes and I wondered what was going on until my friend enlightened me.
02-10-2008, 05:39 PM #17
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